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The Trailer For The Final Season Of ‘La Casa De Las Flores’ Is Here And We’re Not Ready To Say Goodbye

Are you ready to say adios to Pau and her eclectic – to say the last – family? Yea, me neither. But here we are.

‘La Casa de Las Flores’ has been an immensely successful Netflix series that’s been bringing us just what we didn’t know we needed – a “millennial telenovela.” And boy has it delivered. Since 2018, the Mexican series has showcased the dysfunctional relationships and spilling the tea of the De la Mora family. Created by Manolo Caro, the hit series has received multiple accolades and critical acclaim for touching upon themes like transphobia, homophobia, racism, elitism, and domestic abuse.

Topped off with Cecilia Suárez’s character Paulina de la Mora’s popular stretched accent, the comedy-drama has spawned two successful seasons. Season 2 premiered in October 2019, and since then, fans have been waiting for an update on ‘The House of Flowers’ season 3. Well, here’s everything you need to know.

The trailer for the third and final season of “La Casa de las Flores” was recently released and has fans counting down the days until it hits Netflix.

We don’t have too many details so far on who will return from the cast, but given that Verónica Castro is no longer a part of the series, we can assume that the three stars are the De la Mora children and will likely be returning: Cecilia Suarez (Paulina), Aislinn Derbez (Elena), and Dario Yazbek Bernal (Julián).

We also hope to see more of Narcos veteran Teresa Ruiz, who guest starred as newcoming Marilu in season 2. And given the twists and turns of this series, we should definitely be prepared for more special guests come season 3. 

‘The House of Flowers’ season 3 is all set to release in its entirety on April 23, 2020,on Netflix. In a rather surprising statement, the makers have revealed that the third season will be the final season of the show.

OK…but what happened in the last season? (Warning: Spoiler Alert!)

In the last season, we saw how — spoiler alert! — the death of Virginia further unsettled the world of the De La Mora family. Having lost their flower shop, their mother, and apparently their father (to a spiritual cult!), the three De La Mora siblings – played by Suárez, Dario Yazbek Bernal, and Aislinn Derbez – banded together to get back some semblance of normalcy. That involved getting Paulina back from Madrid where, as we see in the trailer, she’s sharing her drama with a chatty young gay Spaniard, and plotting how to put this dysfunctional family back together.

If you were hoping that would involve raging fires, hookups involving cow costumes (“the udders turn me on”) and puppet therapy, then you’re in luck. Because this season had all of those and plenty of more jaw-dropping worthy moments that will make you want to immediately immerse yourself in this queer gem of a show.

As if the drama of Season Two wasn’t enough to get you to keep watching – Mexican-American drag queen Valentina will be in the new season!

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Drag Race star Valentina has revealed that she will be in the next season of Netflix’s La Casa De Las Flores. The ‘diva with a heart’ will be making a guest appearance as herself.

Valentina made the announcement on Instagram, writing: “It’s is my honor to announce my participation in my favorite @Netflix show LA CASA DE LAS FLORES.

“I’m on season 3! So if you haven’t watch[ed] season 1 and 2, get into it!” In a follow up post, she added: “I went crazy for the show when it first came out and thought ‘I HAVE TO BE ON THIS SHOW’ especially when they used Yes sir I can boogie for the trailer!

“I was just ending Rent and All Stars 4 when I got the call! Once I was on board, I got to live in Mexico City at @fsmexico for a month! Hay! And with a full glam team!

So what should I look forward to in Season 3? OMG, where to begin?!

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Season 3 might showcase Paulina’s time in jail after voluntarily being put behind bars. The season might focus more on Ernesto, Virginia, and Solomon’s complicated relationship in their youth by transporting us to 1979.

Elena might end up in a coma, and the family might also learn that she is pregnant. Maria’s annoying sister Purificación Riquelme might visit Paulina in prison and threaten to make Paulina’s life hell. Maria and Paulina’s ruptured relationship might blossom again. Diego can begin questioning his sexuality. We can also expect Paulina to map out a plan to get out of prison.

We Finally Have A First Look At The Walter Mercado Documentary ‘Mucho Mucho Amor’ And I Can’t Wait

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We Finally Have A First Look At The Walter Mercado Documentary ‘Mucho Mucho Amor’ And I Can’t Wait

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Walter Mercado was to the Spanish-speaking world, what Miss Cleo was to the English-speaking one. Equal parts Oprah, Liberace, and Mr. Rogers, the legendary Puerto Rican psychic and astrologer captivated the Latin world with his glamorous style, gender-nonconforming persona, and warmhearted cosmic readings. Now, he is poised to reach a new level of fandom with a lovingly crafted documentary about his life and career

Our stars dimmed when we lost the great Walter Mercado last year, but with a new Netflix documentary, we get one more glimpse into the man’s flamboyant life.

It’s finally here: the first trailer for Netflix’s Mucho Mucho Amor.

Each and every day more than 120 million viewers tuned in to watch the extravagant, flamboyant Puerto Rican astrologer, psychic, and gender nonconforming artists charm the world with televised horoscopes. He enthralled his viewers with sequined capes, opulent jewelry, and shared a message of love and hope to his devoted viewers. Then, he mysteriously disappeared.

If you’re like countless tías out there, you’ve been wondering about him ever since. That’s where Mucho, Mucho Amor comes in.

Directors Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabsch spent the last two years of Mercado’s life documenting this icons legacy – when he grabbed with the struggles of aging.

The film also drops hints about Mercado’s financial issues and his hiatus from public life. But it also features magnificent footage from his unforgettable entrance at the opening party for HistoryMiami’s 2019 exhibit “Mucho, Mucho Amor: 50 Years of Walter Mercado.”

It’s an over-the-top moment that celebrates how many in Miami viewed him as royalty as they eagerly awaited his recommended New Year’s Eve rituals each year (customized for each Zodiac sign). It’s safe to say that Mercado captivated people’s attention, and he’ll do it once again with this documentary.

Mercado is often described as the glue that binds migrant communities from all over Latin America.

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At its peak, Mercado’s show was watched by more than 120 million viewers from around Latin America. But he was also an actor, dancer, and writer throughout his career. In fact, he starred in several Puerto Rican telenovelas, including Un adiós en el recuerdo (A Farewell to the Memory) and Larga distancia (Long Distance).

In 1970, he started his regular astrology segment on Puerto Rico’s variety show, El Show de las 12. His star continued to grow, and for decades, his astrology prediction shows aired in Puerto Rico, Latin America and the United States.

“We grew up with him,” Lin-Manuel Miranda says in the trailer for Mucho Mucho Amor. “I can’t think of an English language astrologer that would command the attention of millions of households.” 

Then, Mercado mysteriously vanished from the public eye. “Maybe he didn’t want to grow old in front of the cameras,” Eugenio Derbez speculates. 

He was also an icon for the LGBTQ community, who – especially in the Latino community – needed one so badly.

Credit: Mucho Mucho Amor / Netflix

Although Mercado was unapologetically sexually-ambiguous, many were still preoccupied with the man’s sexuality. He always took the questions and innuendo in stride though, responding with a joke that would get him off the hook with most. But he meant a lot to gay Latinos during an era where they feared coming out much more than today, just merely for existing.

Even though Mercado never publicly addressed his sexuality, he was an inspiration for many LGBTQ kids, including director Kareem Tabsch.

“I’m a queer kid from Miami and the first time I ever saw Walter on television, it was the first time I ever encountered another person who was queer,” Tabsch recalls.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, he added: “I had a simpatico. Seeing him on TV I remember thinking, ‘Huh, there’s something in you that’s like something in me. I see a reflection of me in you, even if I’d never be nearly as fabulous.’ But there was this otherness that I recognized. I felt, ‘If my family loves you just as you are then maybe they could love me as I am too.”

Although before his death he disappeared from public life somewhat unceremoniously, his legacy lives on for millions of Latinos.

Credit: Mucho Mucho Amor / Netflix

Mucho, Mucho Amor does a great job at showing the human-side of Mercado. Yes, he was a beloved television personality, for whom many, he was a literal superhero. But he was also a human, and Netflix’s new documentary will show an entirely new side of the superstar to the world.

Mucho, Mucho Amor debuts on Netflix on July 8.

Colin Kaepernick’s Life to Become Netflix Series From Ava DuVernay

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Colin Kaepernick’s Life to Become Netflix Series From Ava DuVernay

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Colin Kaepernick’s life is officially getting the Hollywood treatment.

The Black NFL quarterback has announced that he has joined forces with film director Ava DuVernay for a Netflix series titled Colin in Black & White. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the scripted limited drama has been picked to go straight to series.

DuVernay’s six-episode series will take an intimate look at Kaepernick’s childhood, life in high school years, and all of the experiences that led him to become an activist today.

Kaepernick will appear in the series as himself and is set to narrate. An actor will play the younger version of Kaepernick. According to THR, “Emmy nominee Michael Starrbury will pen the script and serve as exec producer alongside DuVernay and Kaepernick. Starrbury previously teamed with DuVernay on Netflix’s Peabody-winning limited series When They See Us, based on the Central Park 5.”

Speaking about her decision to produce a film about the NFL player, DuVernay said that “With his act of protest, Colin Kaepernick ignited a national conversation about race and justice with far-reaching consequences for football, culture, and for him, personally. Colin’s story has much to say about identity, sports, and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I couldn’t be happier than to tell this story with the team at Netflix.” 

Netflix says that the drama was conceived back in 2019 and scripts were completed this past May.

The series will look at Kaepernick’s early life as a Black child growing up in a white household that adopted him all while training to become a competitive quarterback while determining his own identity.

“Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens,” Kaepernick told THR. “We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face. We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted Black man in a white community, during my high school years. It’s an honor to bring these stories to life in collaboration with Ava for the world to see.”

“We’re proud to bring Colin’s experience and his creative vision to life as he joins Ava to share his powerful story and message with all our members around the world,” Cindy Holland, VP originals at Netflix, told THRr. “It is an unparalleled union of two strong and defining voices coming together to tell the story about what it’s like to be Black in America.”

Kaepernick’s influence on the current BLM movement is expanding.

In 2016, the football player set out to protest racial injustice, police brutality, and systematic oppression ahead of a San Francisco 49ers game by kneeling during the national anthem. His act of protest ultimately roused polarizing conversations amongst athletes, NFL officials, and fans. At the time President Trump demanded NFL team owners fire Kaepernick along with any other players who protested during the national anthem. Eventually, Kaepernick became a free agent in 2017 and filed a lawsuit against the NFL. He claimed that the organization and its owners had colluded to keep him out of the league.

In February, he signed a deal with Audible to create multiple projects, including for his upcoming memoir.